Sliding patio doors are a great way to open up a deck or a patio for access. While there are not many other options in this respect, there are a few benefits to choosing a sliding door over its alternatives. For example, hinged doors are often encumbered by their operation, often requiring some clearance in either the indoors or outdoors to fully function.
Setting Up Your Furniture
Of course, this doesn’t mean there are no considerations when you’re using sliding doors. There are a few arrangements you can make to a connecting room to maximize how you use your patio doors. The professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta can help you through the whole process to make it as smooth and easy as possible.
Focusing and De-Focusing Doors
Sliding contemporary and French doors from Renewal by Andersen comes with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass as a standard feature, allowing natural light to brighten up a room and providing your home with a stunning view of the outside. There are times, however, when there’s simply no view and a sliding door is used mainly for access to the backyard, deck or patio. The way you arrange the room helps either place or remove focus on your doors.
To emphasize sliding doors, all seating furniture like couches, beds or chairs can be placed facing the view. The rest of the room can be arranged to linearly guide your eyes to the beautiful outdoors. On the other hand, if you want to de-emphasize the doors, simply make all seats face the other way.
Sliding doors definitely require far less clearance space than hinged doors but it will still need some space for easy access. Avoid placing pieces of furniture that might block the door. Proper measurements of the room and the door should give you a good starting point where you could plan your furniture arrangements accordingly. Seating areas can be arranged so people are made to go around them to reach the doors, leaving adequate room for traffic.
Let Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta help you maximize the uses and benefits of your new sliding patio doors. Give us a call at (888) 908-3332 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. We serve Marietta and Atlanta, GA.